Monday, August 1, 2016

Excerpt Tour Griff Montgomery, Quarterback by Jean C. Joachim w/ Giveaway

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback
by Jean Joachim

GENRE: Contemporary Romance


Two people, two tragedies, two deep, devastating secrets…. Griff Montgomery is the headline-making, heart-breaking star quarterback of the Kings – a 6’4”, 33 year old womanizer. Lauren Farraday is a beautiful young interior designer, bitterly scarred by divorce, whose life is falling apart. Though they violently oppose one another in court over her beloved pug (she thinks he’s arrogant and conceited, and he thinks she’s a bitch on wheels), something happens....

These are the bare bones of this sizzling romance, riddled with passion -- the first in a brand new series that’ll tantalize football fans and have readers glued to every page and on the edge of their seats!

Griff looks like a super hero with his tousled, mahogany hair, dazzling smile, dark, sexy eyes, and a body that does something indescribable to a tight pair of jeans. Though Lauren’s sworn off men forever, one look sends shivers down her spine, making her feel lonelier than ever before. Her lustrous, long hair, sparkling green eyes, and nonstop curves make his fingers tingle at the thought of touching her. How do they deal with their cataclysmic attraction? Will they be able to drop their protective facades – his to camouflage his grief over his sister and her family, for whom he was a surrogate father, moving 3000 miles away…. And hers’ to shield her from the incalculable loss of her husband and hoped for child?

For Griff, the thought of falling in love is as foreign as toe shoes and a tutu. For Lauren, it’s like putting on cleats and a helmet and running 50 yards…. Can they, will they, risk it?


But she didn’t hate him anymore. He’d ceased to be a cardboard cutout of a shallow, egotistical athlete. Empathy with his pain and loneliness opened her heart. She’d never known a man who would make those sacrifices for a sister and her children, or a man so generous, either.

But he wanted children, and Lauren didn’t know if she could have children, so she had to close off her growing feelings for Griff, or be vulnerable to the agony she had dealt with once before. Sadness swept through her. She toyed with her food as her appetite went south.

“Want a doggie bag?”

“I’d never feed such rich food to Spike.”

“For you. Lunch tomorrow?”

The waiter stood by, awaiting her answer. She nodded.

Griff shot her a warm smile. “Dessert? Coffee? They have an amazing chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.”

Her stomach churned. One look into his dark brown eyes, and she began to lose herself. Her body grew warm as her private parts tingled. No, no, no. You can’t. Don’t do it. She shook her head, and he shrugged. “You go ahead. I couldn’t eat another thing,” she said, attempting to smile.


“I’m fine.”

“Do you mind if I do?”

“Of course not. Go ahead.” She chewed her lip.

After Griff placed his order, Lauren stood up. “Excuse me.” She made her way to the ladies’ room. It was elegant with real, cloth towelettes. She doused one with cold water and held it to her forehead then her cheeks. Some deep breathing calmed her. She resolved not to fall for him and definitely not to sleep with him. Her decision boosted her confidence, and she returned to the table. Griff was sipping his brandy, but stopped to rise from his chair.

His gallant gesture surprised her. With a lock of dark hair falling over his forehead, broad shoulders, wide chest, and a gleaming, white smile, he was irresistible, melting her resolve. She slid into her seat, trying to quiet the fluttering in her heart and between her legs.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jean Joachim, wife and mother of two sons, is owned by a rescued pug, named Homer. She’d been writing non-fiction for what seemed like forever until she got up the nerve to try fiction. It was love. Now she spends her days in New York City in the company of her characters, with a cup of tea and a secret stash of black licorice.

Jean Joachim is a best-selling romance fiction author, with books hitting the Amazon Top 100 list since 2012. She writes mostly contemporary romance, which includes sports romance and romantic suspense.

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  1. Congrats on the Blog Tour; the novel looks great, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. I am really enjoying this tour! Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway! :)

  3. Which one of your characters are you most like?

  4. Thanks for sharing the excerpt, I enjoyed reading it! :)

  5. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.